Chicago Police are investigating a tip that Jessie Smollett and the two brothers who allegedly “attacked” him were seen together in his apartment building the night of the incident, as the Associated Press reports:
Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman told The Associated Press Tuesday.
This would be HUGE, if the tip pans out. Best guess the police would not have released this information unless there was a reasonable basis to it.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the person who lives in the building or was visiting someone there reported seeing the three together the night in question last month. Smollett said two masked men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him and looped a rope around his neck.
Smollett’s story is falling apart more and more each day. This will someday be a text book example of how NOT to promote your career.
Guglielmi says police haven’t confirmed the person’s account. Detectives plan to interview the person on Tuesday.
Things are looking grimmer and grimmer for Jussie Smollett. Hope he hes a really good lawyer.
Dude seems to have ended his own career pic.twitter.com/OlWSCD9bRG
— MarkusRauch (@rauchm28) February 19, 2019
Lol how is this not all over the media. The initial story was being talked about by celebrities, athletes, and politicians. Dude lied to create a false narrative.
Put politics aside, that’s just insane.
— Brandon Zimmer (@bzimmer16) February 19, 2019
I was really hoping this wasn’t true, but this dude has been hella silent about the fakery that has recently come to light. As the big homie Ebro says, “Congratulations! You played yourself.”
— Jean The Writer (@jean_the_writer) February 19, 2019
— Jeffrey Lopez🇩🇴 (@Jeffismynamea) February 19, 2019
Cardi B: Jussie Smollett “f—ed up Black History Month” https://t.co/rcizleb9mG pic.twitter.com/Lvs5UVJZ90
— The Hill (@thehill) February 19, 2019
TMZ Live Jussie Smollett Empire Role Slashed https://t.co/ovDDs3nEfZ
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 19, 2019
Brothers implicated in attack on Jussie Smollett tell police the “Empire” actor was upset that earlier threatening letter didn’t get enough attention, sources tell @ABC News. https://t.co/OOqhPA5RY1 pic.twitter.com/eTjhovxMnu
— ABC News (@ABC) February 19, 2019
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